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Best selling author and comedian Andy Kirkpatrick returns to Cork this December with his fifth theatre tour. Since his last tour in 2011 Andy has been busy climbing all over the world and has a tonne of hilarious new stories to tell. This time around the maverick mountaineer will be talking about climbing El Cap with his 13-year-old daughter (as featured in CBBC’s My Life series), revisiting Norway’s Troll Wall, his latest winter expedition to attempt the North Face of the Eiger and his 2013 trip to Antarctica.

Hugely entertaining, don’t miss out on this fantastic evening with the only “stand-up mountaineer” in the UK!

About Andy K...

The US magazine Climbing once described Andy as a climber with a “strange penchant for the long, the cold and the difficult”, with a reputation “for seeking out routes where the danger is real, and the return is questionable, pushing himself on some of the hardest walls and faces in the Alps and beyond, sometimes with partners and sometimes alone.”

Andy has also taken part in many expeditions, including four winter expeditions to Patagonia, a crossing of Greenland, first ascents in Antarctica, and too many nights spent suffering to mention. The stories that Andy has brought back from these expeditions have become modern classics in the climbing world and have brought new meaning to the words 'epic' and 'cold'...
“Gut-wrenching, entertaining and challenging" - The Guardian

More succinctly, Metro magazine claims that he “makes Ray Mears look like Paris Hilton”.

"Andy is one of the funniest of Britain’s top climbers and represents what is best in modern British climbing: boldness, innovation, sense of humour, irreverence, commitment, and an appetite for risk".
— Sir Chris Bonington CBE


PRICE: €12 at the door
Proceeds to Cork Youth Climbing Club
Hosted by KerryClimbing in association with UCC Mountaineering Club.



        

New Low on Ireland's Highest:

22nd November 2014
Horrified today while guiding a group from the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland to witness the result of a total act of vandalism on Corrán Tuathail with the summit cross after being cut down. An iconic cross on an iconic peak now lying where it fell. It beggers belief how no matter what ones personal attitude to this cross could then bring them to sinking to this unprecedented low and acting in such a shocking way. A sad day for sure. 

Gardaí have been notified and and investigation is being conducted.

MacGillycuddy's Reeks Mountain Access Forum have stated that they will be organising the re-erection of the cross.

 

 



 

KERRYCLIMBING AWARDED 2014 CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE BY TRIP ADVISOR!!!!




 

We were absolutely delighted to receive this award.  We are very grateful to all of our clients that took the time out to write a review on their experience with us.  Click on the Certificate to have a look at what our previous clients have thought!  

                   


 

INTRODUCING OUR MOUNTAIN PROFICIANCY COURSE


This instructional climb is aimed at the more regular hill-walker who would like to step it up a gear and bring it to the next level. Perhaps you are training or preparing for other upcoming adventures or climbs such as Kilimanjaro etc and if so then this is the perfect trek for you!!!  

 

Subjects covered during this ascent:

 * Night Navigation/Map reading

 * Night safety/Additional hazards

 * Equipment and Emergency procedures

 * Nutrition

 * Group assessment and dealing with fatigue

 * Scrambling/Movement on steep ground


THIS COURSE INVOLVES A NIGHT TIME ASCENT OF CORRÁN TUATHAIL BY BROTHER O' SHEAS GULLY, SUMMITING AS THE SUN BEGINS TO RISE AND TAKING IN THE FIRST OF THE DAYS RAYS ON THE HIGHEST POINT IN THE LAND!!!

We will then continue this challenging, instructional and hugely fulfilling day by traversing the entire length of the Eastern Reeks taking in the super classic “Cnoc na Péiste ridge”, to finish at Kate Kearney’s cottage in the Gap of Dunloe and in the process taking in 7 summits over 800meters in height!!!

These include : Corrán Tuathail - 1040mtrs, Cnoc Toinne- 845mtrs, Cnoc an Chuillin – 958mtrs, Maolán Buí – 973mtrs, Cnoc na Péiste – 988mtrs and Cruach Mhór – 932mtrs
What a truly invigorating and memorable way to experience Ireland’s highest mountains, the magnificent MacGillycuddy's Reeks
Previous hillwalking and scrambling experience essential.
Headtorches can be provided.


 





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We run 2 day,1 day and evening (4hr) courses.  These courses are suitable for beginners wanting to take their first steps in becoming a competent rock climber, novices wanting to further their skills and for groups of friends just looking to try something different!!!


 

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KerryClimbing are delighted to announce Alpine Sports as our Official Gear Supply Partner....
 

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KerryClimbing clients can avail of a discount of 15% off gear and equipment from Alpine Sports !!!!
 

 

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